Course Description

Go beyond the basics and discover how to create more compelling photographs. This course will help you further develop your photographic style and skills by focusing on composition, lighting, use of color and flash techniques. Telling a visual story through photojournalism, portraits, still-life, close-up, motion and outdoor composition will be discussed. Classroom instruction and hands-on practice through assignments will help you learn how to get the most from your photographs. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of Beginning Photography or the equivalent experience is suggested. You must have a 35mm SLR digital camera with manual capability (interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras are accepted).



To be exempt from any of these prerequisites, please submit samples of your work or portfolio to iboulos@harpercollege.edu for consideration. You may also mail the samples along with a letter to:

Issa Boulos
Coordinator, Community Music and Arts Center
Harper College, Continuing Education
1200 West Algonquin Road (Room C216)
Palatine, IL 60067


I took Photo 202 with Jim Martin, the class was very informative and educational. His time and attention to all our questions/issues was outstanding! This was my first class I took on photography . I thought I knew a lot but I was pleasantly surprised with all the knowledge I was able to take away from it. I really enjoyed the trip to Jim's studio for our last class as we were able to print out a picture and have a great keepsake, my hats off to Jim for a great learning experience..only regret there's not a level 300 class. Tim McCarthy

I am very satisfied now after I finish the class. Our teacher Jim Martin is great. He teaches us everything from scratch, answers all the questions we have and giving us some challenging homework for every week. I Feel thankful. I've learned a lot and I can say that I am much much better photographer now than I was before. Recommend for everyone who wants to learn about photography! Yordan Zlatkov

Jim Martin is an excellent photography teacher. His assignments were interesting and helpful in improving my photographic skills. I would highly recommend his teaching skills. Mike Feinstein


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Section Title
Intermediate Photography
Online/Internet Based
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 20, 2020 to Dec 08, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $199.00
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